African Heritage Month 2022
Through Our Eyes: The Voices of African Nova Scotians
To celebrate this year's theme, NSCC Libraries is highlighting a different resource each week.
Mayann Francis: An Honourable Life. By Mayann Francis. (Nimbus, 2019).
Available in print and electronic format. NSCC login required for off-campus use.
Ice Breakers. By Sandamini Rankaduwa. (NFB, 2019).
A short film that reveals the buried history of a pioneering Black hockey league in Atlantic Canada. Closed captions are available. NSCC login required for off-campus use.
Freedom Swell. By LaMeia Reddick, Marie Wright and Meaghan Wright. (CBC Curio, 2021).
A documentary that highlights a unique surf program designed to empower African Nova Scotia youth to connect with the Atlantic Ocean and discover the healing power of water. Closed captions are available. NSCC login required for off-campus use.
As part of the #ReadAtlantic initiative, NSCC Foundation partnered with the Atlantic Publisher Marketing Association and donated a selection of Atlantic Canadian books (print) with African/Black authors and themes to all NSCC Campus Libraries. These will be available in our campus libraries late this month:
- Perleen Oliver: Canada’s Black crusader for civil rights. Edited by Ronald Caplan. (2020)
- And I Alone Escaped to Tell You. By Sylvia D. Hamilton. (2014)
- Winds of change : the life and legacy of Calvin W. Ruck. By Lindsay Ruck. (2014)
- Black history: Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas. By Rosemary Saddler. (2009)
- It’s Our Time: Honoring the African Nova Scotian communities of East Preston, North Preston, Lake Loon/Cherrybrook. By Wanda Taylor. (2021). eBook.
- Africville: An African Nova Scotian Community Is Demolished-and Fights Back. By Gloria Ann Wesley. (2019)